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Citibank Dining Program

Did somebody say wine? Enjoy a free bottle at partner restaurants when you pay with your Citi card.

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If you have a Citi credit card or debit card, you can use it to take advantage of exclusive offers through the Citibank Dining Program. As well as offering you a free bottle of wine when you dine at partner restaurants across Australia, this complimentary program also gives you access to other exclusive wine and dining experiences throughout the year.

Use this guide to learn more about the Citibank Dining Program and what you need to do to get a free bottle of wine or other perks through your Citi card.

What restaurants are part of the Citibank Dining Program?

Most partner restaurants are located in and around Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart. There are also some partners in regional areas such as Ballarat, Geelong, Newcastle, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast.

In terms of style, the restaurants range from hatted venues to hip bars and pubs. You can find current partner restaurants using the Citibank Dining Program's search tool, which includes a map if you're curious about what's available in different locations.

How can I redeem my free bottle of wine?

Once you've found a partner restaurant, you just need to mention you're a Citi cardholder when you book or arrive at the restaurant. The staff will then let you know what wines are available.

To make sure the wine is free, you'll also need to meet the following requirements:

  • Meet the minimum spend or order requirement. At most Citibank Dining Program restaurants, you need to order a minimum of one main meal per person. However, some restaurants with sharing menus – such as yum cha, tapas, sushi or pizza venues – have a minimum spend requirement of $50 on food instead.
  • Pay with your Citi card. You'll need to pay for the full bill using your Citi card. When you go to settle the bill, just remind the staff member that you have a Citi card so that they can make sure it's taken off the bill.

What else do I need to know?

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Here are some other key terns and conditions you need to know.

  • Available at participating restaurants only. You must dine at a Citibank Dining Program partner restaurant to be eligible for a free bottle of wine.
  • One bottle of wine per booking. While there’s no limit to the number of times you can use this offer, you are limited to one free bottle of wine per booking.
  • Order at the start of service. You must tell the waiter you’re a Citi cardholder and order your bottle of wine when you first order.
  • No bill splitting. You can’t split the bill between different payment methods. The full cost must be charged to your Citi card.
  • No takeaways. You must drink your bottle of wine on the premises, and you can’t take what you haven’t drunk home.
  • No free wine for degustation orders. The free bottle of wine promotion doesn’t apply if you order the degustation menu with matching wines.
  • Out of stock. The restaurant can substitute the wine for a similar bottle if your selection is out of stock.
  • Solo offer. The free wine offer can’t be used if you’re redeeming another offer such as a meal discount.

Other Citibank Dining Program benefits

As well as getting a free bottle of wine when you dine with partner restaurants, the Citibank Dining Program gives you access to seasonal food and wine offers or events. For example, you could enjoy complimentary tickets to food and wine shows, or VIP access at dining events. You can learn about current offers on the Citibank Dining Program website, or by signing up for the program's email newsletter.

Citi credit cards with access to the Citibank Dining Program

Data updated regularly
Name Product Purchase rate Balance transfer rate Annual fee
Citi Rewards Card - Balance Transfer Offer
21.49% p.a.
0% p.a. for 30 months
$49 annual fee for the first year ($149 p.a. thereafter)
Save on interest with 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 30 months with no balance transfer fee. Plus, a $49 first-year annual fee.
Citi Rewards Card - Points & Gift Card Offer
21.49% p.a.
0% p.a. for 15 months
$49 annual fee for the first year ($149 p.a. thereafter)
Receive 90,000 bonus Citi reward Points (worth $400 in gift cards) and a $100 Coles eGift Card when you spend $3,000 in the first 90 days.
Citi Clear Card
14.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 15 months
$49 annual fee for the first year ($99 p.a. thereafter)
Get $250 cashback when you spend $3,000 within the first 90 days. Plus, a 0% balance transfer offer and first-year annual fee discount.
Citi Rewards Card - Velocity Points Offer
21.49% p.a.
0% p.a. for 15 months
$99 annual fee for the first year ($199 p.a. thereafter)
Enjoy 100,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 in the first 90 days. Plus, complimentary travel and purchase insurance.
Citi Simplicity Card
0% p.a. for 6 months, reverts to 21.49% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$0
Get 0% p.a. interest for up to 6 months on purchases and balance transfers. Plus, a $0 annual fee for life.
Citi Rewards Card - Bonus Points Offer
21.49% p.a.
0% p.a. for 15 months
$49 annual fee for the first year ($149 p.a. thereafter)
Get 100,000 bonus Citi reward Points (worth $460 in gift cards) when you spend $3,000 in the first 90 days. Plus, a $49 first-year annual fee.
Emirates Citi World Mastercard
21.49% p.a.
0% p.a. for 9 months
$149 annual fee for the first year ($299 p.a. thereafter)
Receive 60,000 bonus Skywards Miles, complimentary travel insurance, lounge passes and golf perks.
Citi Prestige Card
21.49% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$700
Enjoy 200,000 bonus reward Points, unlimited airport lounge access, hotel perks and more.
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